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Entertainment for TV, movies, and music are great things to have but it can be costly. If you're not a cable subscriber but still want to watch the latest episodes of your favorite shows, check out these alternatives to cable TV

Netflix

With Netflix, you can enjoy a lot of great shows and movies without the high cost of cable. They offer a lot of TV shows and movies, including new episodes of your favorite shows and movies. There are also thousands of classic movies to choose from. If you want to see an episode or two before you buy it, you can use their free trial for that. You can also watch your favorite shows on their streaming service.

Netflix offers three different types of plans depending on how much content you want: $9.99/month for basic; $15.99/month for standard; or $19.99/month for premium. All plans include the ability to watch HD content. The limit of devices differs between each plan. You can watch Netflix on any device with an internet connection and most devices have apps available so you can watch Netflix from any device (smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc.).

Netflix has many great options for its customers including documentaries, comedies, kids' programming, foreign films and more. The best part is that there are new episodes added all the time so if there's something you like watching now there's a good chance it will be there later.

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Hulu Plus

Hulu Plus is a great way to enjoy movies and TV shows on your computer, smartphone, tablet or other devices. It offers more than 1,000 TV episodes and movies from networks like ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and many others. It also has a library of award-winning original series such as Hulu's The Mindy Project and original films like The Addams Family.

If you want to watch it on your television there are apps available for Roku, Xbox 360, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV. You can also use the web version of Hulu Plus on your computer or smartphone.

Hulu Plus offers three different plans depending on how much content you want: $6.99/month for Hulu plan with ads; $12.99/month for Hulu plan with no ads; or $69.99/month for Hulu plan with Disney+ and ESPN+; and $75.99 with Hulu plan with Disney+ and ESPN+ with no ads.

All plans are available with the capability to view HD content on up to four devices at the same time. You are able to watch Hulu Plus on any device that has an internet connection. Most devices also have apps. So you can watch Hulu Plus on any device (smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc.).

Alternatives To Cable TV

Disney+

Disney+ is the new streaming service that will be launched by Disney and 21st Century Fox in 2019. The service will offer a wide variety of family-friendly programming from Disney, Marvel, Pixar, National Geographic and other top-rated networks.

The Disney+ service will launch with about 70 Disney and Fox movies and TV shows available for streaming at launch. You can watch content on a computer or any device with an internet connection and most devices have apps available so you can watch Disney+ from any device (smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc.).

Disney+ is expected to offer all of the top-rated programs from both networks including: Star Wars: The Clone Wars; The Simpsons; Bob's Burgers; Family Guy; American Dad; Fear Factor; Duck Dynasty; Mike Tyson Mysteries; America's Funniest Home Videos; College Football and more. You can expect a wide variety of movies and TV shows at launch with new content added all the time.

Amazon Prime Vide

Amazon Prime Video is a streaming service that offers over 4,000 movies and TV shows to choose from. There are also a lot of original series and specials that are exclusive to Amazon Prime Video. You can watch on a computer or any device with an internet connection and most devices have apps available so you can watch Amazon Prime Video from any device (smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc.).

There are two different plans depending on how much content you want: $8.99/month for Prime Video plan with ability to stream on 3 devices at the same time; or $14.99/month for Prime Video plan with membership and ability to also stream on 3 devices at the same time.

All plans include the ability to watch 1080p and 4K content on up to three devices at the same time. You can watch Amazon Prime video from any device that has an internet connection. There are several apps available on most devices, so you can watch Amazon Prime video on any device (smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc.).

YouTube TV

YouTube TV is a live streaming service that offers more than 50 channels including local channels in many major cities across the U.S. It also has several cable networks like AMC, FX and SyFy for entertainment options. You can use it on your computer or any device with an internet connection and most devices have apps available so you can watch YouTube TV from any device (smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc.).

YouTube TV offers only one plan, with a price around $49.99 per month. The price has increased since 2017 after YouTube TV added more channels into their streaming service.

The membership plan includes the ability to watch HD content for shows on BBC World News, CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, ESPN, MLB Network, NBA TV, Cartoon Network, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet. You can also add premium add-ons by purchasing it from specific channels such as Curiosity Stream and NBA League Pass. The add-ons ranges around $3 to $40 per month in price.

Final Thought

With all of these great alternatives to cable TV, you don't have to spend a lot of money on cable just to watch your favorite shows.

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